It only takes a minute to hug a child.

"For Better Or Worse" comic by Lynn Johnston

It only takes a minute to make the difference in the life of a child

  • Reach out for support if you need it–call a friend, a hotline or an organization in your area for help
  • Reach out to other families
  • Just be a friend and listen
  • Offer to help out with household chores
  • Offer to take care of the children and give parents a break
  • Help a parent connect with local resources, such as a family resource center
  • Support Community Child Abuse Prevention Efforts


If you feel that a child is in immediate danger, telephone your local law enforcement agency.

You may also telephone:

Contra Costa County Children and Family Services

Toll Free (877) 881-1116


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We can all take a minute to...

Learn a child's name
Hug a child
Listen to a child
Read to a child
Take a breath
Listen to our hearts
Talk, not yell
Stop a child from being hurt
Believe and protect all children